According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Orlando has an unemployment rate of roughly 5.5%, the lowest it has been in six years. This is good news for Central Florida residents and particularly in East Orlando where employment has been based on a hodgepodge of academia, tourism and hospitality, military, technology, and service industry related jobs. Along with a better employment environment comes the challenge for job-seekers landing positions in competing industries and employers attracting qualified candidates.
One major industry picking up steam in our local area is in the field of medicine and particularly in the pharmaceutical arena. Thankfully, we are fortunate to have Specialty Rx Source (SRx Source) in East Orlando that provides solutions by matching the job candidate with open clinical and non-clinical positions.
Staffing agencies have been around for many years, but not all are geared to function within a specialty field. SRx Source, founded in 2011, has a proven track record of placing job seekers in positions with some of the most prestigious healthcare facilities in the country, including specialty pharmacies, mail-order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and biotech organizations.
“We strive to set the standard in the staffing industry with an unwavering commitment to provide our clients and candidates with exceptional service in meeting their needs,” says Jason Turoff, Owner and Managing Partner. “Our recruiting philosophy was developed in response to the specialized need for quality professionals in the specialty pharmacy space with a primary mission to serve the best interests of our candidates and clients.”
With over 15 years in the specialty pharmacy industry, Turoff knows what clients and candidates are seeking from one another. “We know when we have provided great customer service to our clients,” states Turoff. “When we succeed in helping them find qualified candidates that meet their needs in a timely manner. In addition, our clients are very loyal to us, and we have never lost one to our competitors. As for our candidates, communication plays a critical role in identifying, developing, and sustaining long-term relationships. The better a recruiter’s bond with a candidate, the more likely he or she will be able to get quality candidate references, client leads, and industry knowledge.”
Meeting the criteria of one of the three elements for acceptance into The Extra Mile column, SRX Source instills a strong customer service philosophy into its employees on a regular basis. Says Turoff, “Every day we try to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees, clients, candidates, and our community. We have woven into our business operations and decision-making processes an overriding emphasis on honesty, respect, fairness, service and integrity.”
Another crucial element is giving back to and supporting the community and that is exactly what SRX Source does. Last month, the company held its annual Avalon Park Chili Cook-Off for Cancer.
“I enjoy throwing a good party and I love chili,” says Turoff. “But it really started back in 2002, when I was invited to a chili cook off event by my good friend, John Rivers, (owner of 4Rivers Smokehouse). Our team spent the entire day preparing chili for over 1000 attendees, as well as raising money to support the fundraising efforts of the event. I decided that this event could be much bigger and better if the community was involved. Thanks to the support of the Avalon Park Foundation, the Orlando Sports Foundation and the CureBowl, we agreed to work together to make this annual Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Fundraising event a reality.”
Partnering with the right recruiting and staffing firm is one of the most important decisions any growing company and candidate can make. Specialty Rx Source provides constant quality results with each and every job placement. If you are seeking employment in this field or looking for a qualified candidate, visit www.srxsource.com or call 888-958-1083.
By Johnny Duncan